Interview with Catherine Hay
Catherine Hay is the pseudonym of Rose Hughes. Talks about preference for historical romance writing and her plots that included the New Zealand gold rush and the Tarewera Eruption. Discusses and critiques some of her early publications in detail and summarises the characters. Talks about romantic fiction heroines in New Zealand settings. Outlines work in modern suspense romance genre.
Backgrounds her own childhood with parents and younger sister on Te Kuiti farm. Talks about her father's work as a farmer and her early interest in art. Recounts life on the farm including drain digging, making milk butter, collecting eggs, riding a pony to school and early education. Remembers father's bed time stories. Outlines working career as domestic and clerical worker to supplement her writing career. Discusses physical limiations of typing. Recounts death of her husband, travel and health problems with Parkinson's Disease.
Interviewer(s) - Rachel McAlpine
Accompanying material - abstract includes list of interviewee published works
Arrangement: Tape numbers - OHC-012756, OHC-012757
Quantity: 2 C60 cassette(s). 1 printed abstract(s). 2 Hours Duration.
Finding Aids: Abstract Available - abstracting complete OHA-4414.
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Format: 2 C60 cassette(s), 1 printed abstract(s), 2 Hours Duration, Oral historiesSee original record
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